Health

Things Your Body Is Trying To Tell You When Your Period Comes Early

By Felisa Wiley
Did your period come early? Before you start freaking out, take a few deep breaths. The human body is weird and strange, but you're not alone. This can happen to women all around the world. If your period came early, there’s likely a perfectly…

This Is How You're Actually Supposed To Clean Your Vagina

By Imani Brammer and Alexa Mellardo
When it comes to potential unfamiliar odors, extra moisture, and other issues that may occur in the vaginal area, it’s better to get answers on what’s going on sooner rather than later. As with anything else, there’s so much information out there…

19 People Share Why They're Saying "Thank You, Birth Control"

By Griffin Wynne
Beep, beep! Is that your daily alarm reminding you to take your birth control? Actually, it's your Twitter notifications, which are popping off due to Thanks, Birth Control Day — aka, the happiest day of the year. For the past seven years, Nov. 13…

The Science Of Your Vagina: How To Change What It Tastes Like Down There

By Gigi Engle and Kaitlin Cubria
As we all saw on that now-infamous episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, the taste of your vaginal area varies, depending on who you ask. In a Reddit thread on how someone would describe what a vagina tastes like, answers ranged from a “ripe tomato”…

5 Things You Should Know About Drinking While You're On Your Period

By Imani Brammer
Listen, if you get periods, you don't need me to tell you how not-fun they can be to deal with. But there are certain things you might be putting in your body during that time of the month that will actually only make your symptoms even worse. And,…

5 Possible Reasons Why You Don't Feel Sore At All Anymore After Your Workout

By Georgina Berbari and Alexa Mellardo
For some reason, so many of us buy into the belief that feeling aggressively sore is the only indicator of an amazing, effective workout. Even after powering through what feels like a killer sweat sesh, once you wake up the next day not feeling sore…

This Is The Best Time Of Day To Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

By Julia Guerra and Kaitlin Cubria
Personally, I've always loved waking up in the morning to a large, steaming cup of peppermint tea. The warm brew feels gentle on my digestive system, and it prepares my body for the day. In recent years, though, I’ve heard of people tossing back…

Experts Reveal What Sleeping With Your Arms Above Your Head Means About Your Personality

By Jordan Bissell
If you're anything like me, then you probably don't give a second thought to your sleep position until you're having one of those nights that make you toss and turn for what feels like forever. After a night when I could only get comfortable with my…

The 6 Benefits Of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Before Bed

By Julia Guerra
At this point, a ton of people that know that although apple cider vinegar has an acquired taste, the health benefits are way too good to pass up. There’s no question that taking a shot of the stuff is going to do your body a whole lot of good, but…

This Discreet At-Home Pregnancy Test Is Made By & For Women

By Rebecca Strong
True story: Years back, I ran into my boss at a Boston CVS while buying a pregnancy test on my lunch break. The kicker? I was with my then-boyfriend, who also happened to be my coworker. (In case you were wondering, no, I don't think I have…

Here's What To Expect When You Visit A Sex Therapist

By Corinne Sullivan
So, I'm familiar with therapy, as I've been seeing therapists on and off for the past 15 years. And I'm familiar with sex. (*Waggles eyebrows suggestively.*) But sex therapy has always been a mystery to me, despite knowing a sex therapist…

There’s A Big Difference Between Working Out In The Morning And At Night

By Zainab Mudallal and Kaitlin Cubria
They say the early bird always gets the worm, but in the case of workouts, that isn’t necessarily true. People always try to pin down the answer to when the best time to work out is, whether it’s at the crack of dawn or after a long workday. But the…

Experts Explain Why It's Not A Great Idea To Have Sex In A Pool Or Hot Tub

By Jamie Kravitz
From horror stories about infections and rashes to romanticized hot tub trysts on shows like Riverdale, you've likely encountered a lot of conflicting information about whether or not it is safe to have sex in a pool or hot tub. In an effort to set…

This Is The Most Annoying Side Effect Of The Keto Diet, But It Makes Sense

By Jordan Bissell
Whenever you try out a new way of eating, you'll probably have to make some gradual adjustments to ease your body into the change, and the keto diet is no exception: While following the diet will allow you to indulge in creamy cheeses and fulfill…

I Tried SmileDirectClub Like These 'Bachelor' Stars & Here's What Happened

By Amanda Fama
You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but…

This Is What It Might Mean If You Keep Dreaming About Getting Your Period

By Annakeara Stinson
Have you ever woken up from a dream in which you stood up from your chair and realized you left a period stain behind you? Or maybe one where you're in an awkward or tense situation in your dream, and you realize you've just gotten your period?…

Just So You Know, Sex Can Trigger This Annoyingly Common Health Issue

By Tayi Sanusi
Few things are peskier than realizing you've developed a UTI. Aside from being uncomfortable, infections of the urinary tract can also lead to other health issues when untreated. Fortunately, this common health issue is treatable when dealt with…

How Soon Should You Take Plan B? A Sexologist Definitely Answers Your Questions

By Griffin Wynne
Sometimes, life just happens. Maybe you got caught up in the moment and didn't remember to use protection. Or perhaps you ended up in a sexy encounter and realized the condom broke a little too late. Although having unprotected sex can come with a…

Everything You Need To Know About Natural Cycles, The Birth Control App

By Rebecca Strong
If you've visited the Reproductive Health tab in your Apple Health recently, you may have noticed that the number-one recommendation is an app called Natural Cycles. It's not the most-downloaded ovulation tracker (that would be Flo), nor is it…

Kim K Got Real About How She'll Encourage Her Kids To Be Body Confident

By Kelli Boyle
Kim Kardashian just launched her new shapewear line, SKIMS, and the photo campaign she's running for it is all about body positivity. She has models of all shapes and sizes sporting the products in her campaign videos, explaining what they like…